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quibbling

[ kwib-ling ]
/ ˈkwɪb lɪŋ /
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Definition of quibbling

adjective
characterized by or consisting of quibbles; carping; niggling: quibbling debates.
noun
the act of a person who quibbles.
an instance of quibbling: a relationship marked by frequent quibblings.
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Origin of quibbling

First recorded in 1650–60; quibble + -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM quibbling

quib·bling·ly, adverbun·quib·bling, adjective
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